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Model 70 sights #15936089 03/25/21
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Recently acquired a 1950 M-70 Heavy barrel Sporter in 30-06. As received, the stock had scope bases, however there is a front sight block for a globe sight and from a mark in the bluing it is obvious that it once had an aperture sight. Previous owner did not have the original sights. What are the appropriate sights for this rifle?

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I'm frankly unsure just what Model 70 configuration you presently have, whether it's "pre '64" or later and whether it's factory. I suggest a number of good, clear photos to assist. That or 'winging it' and perhaps others here to assist!
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Lyman 48WH for rear and Lyman 17 front for general target shooting, or Redfield Olympics front and rear, but they are more for position type shooting.


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Thanks. Another member sent some information showing the 48WH rear and it looked like Lyman 77 front. Now to find a set.

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17 or 77 I can't remember which one goes on a block and the other goes in a Dovetail, or if one is larger diameter.

ETA: Yep Lyman 77 mounts to the block. That is what you need. The 17 is the same basic sight but fits a dovetail cut in the barrel.

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